Tania Chin, 36

Partner at Withers KhattarWong

Since getting called to the Bar in 2009, Tania has been prolific in both blue and white collar criminal cases and investigations. To date, the criminal litigation partner has defended numerous clients charged for capital offences such as murder and drug trafficking, having been the one who set up the investigations arm at her firm.

Her impressive portfolio also includes several in-house investigations for corporate and individual clients for fraud, criminal breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duties and other misconduct including alleged sexual misconduct by employees.

Work aside, Tania is active in running advocacy workshops that help to maintain the high standards of the Criminal Bar. In 2020, she was the only Singaporean lawyer to be ranked and recognised as a “Future Star” in the practice area of White Collar Crime by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, the only publication in the market focused exclusively on litigation work.

When asked about her next project, the mother of two young boys shares that she is working on giving young women lawyers the confidence to be first chair in criminal cases. Tania’s vision is to break the glass ceiling for female criminal lawyers – just as her mentor has helped her to achieve that.

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